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Pandora's Personalized Internet Radio Service Now Available on TiVo Premiere DVR's

DVR vendor/service provider, TiVo , continues to add to the line-up of OTT content that can be accessed through its broadband-connected set-tops. The company said Monday that Pandora 's personalized Internet radio service is now available on all broadband-connected TiVo Premiere DVR's. "Just as TiVo revolutionized your television and personalized your viewing content, the Pandora application brings additional music customization to the all-in-one TiVo box," Jim Denney, TiVo's VP and general manager of product marketing,...

News Round-Up (II): ANT, BBC iPlayer, NetRange MMH, BBC Red Button, BlackArrow, NDS

--ANT Galio Supports BBC iPlayer, NetRange MMH Portal Services
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through September 24th
--BlackArrow, NDS Preview DVR Ad Substitution at IBC
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue,...

News Round-Up (III): Bluestreak, Kaonmedia, Cablevision, Coincident TV, MTV

--Bluestreak Launches Integrated Flash/HTML5 Application Platform, Secures Deal with Kaonmedia
--Cablevision Launches Mobile App for Remote DVR Management
--Coincident TV in Interactive Video Deal with MTV
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue,...

News Round-Up (VI): Mirada, Ericsson, Nagravision (OpenTV), EchoStar Europe, NDS

--Mirada to Integrate Navi EPG with Ericsson's IPTV Middleware
--Nagravision Field-Tests OpenTV nX with Zon TVCabo, Ports OpenTV Middleware to New EchoStar Europe DVR
--NDS News: First Field Trial for Snowflake, Low-Cost DVR-Like STB's, PAKT Deal, Jungo USB Solution for STB's
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue,...

News Round-Up (X): TiVo, Samsung, TV Genius, STV, Amino, HBO, Verizon FiOS TV

--TiVo, Samsung in Deal to Develop Advanced HD DVR
--TV Genius Selected by Scottish Broadcaster STV, Collaborates with Amino at IBC
--Cinemax "TV Everywhere" Service Now Available to Verizon FiOS TV Customers
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue,...

TiVo to Target Pay-TV Operators at IBC 2010

TiVo on Monday disclosed its plans for next month's IBC, which will see it showcasing its solutions for pay-TV operators via private briefings for invited attendees. According to the company--which over the past year or so has secured a number of new deployment deals with pay-TV operators, including RCN and Suddenlink in the US, Virgin Media in the UK and ONO in Spain, and which says that its IBC presence will provide a "special opportunity...

New Version of TiVo's Stop//Watch Measures Effectiveness of Promos in Driving a Program's Viewership

--TiVo in Deal to Bring Enhanced Visual Elements and Interactivity to NASDAQ MarketSite Video Wall
TiVo on Wednesday unveiled a suite of new audience research and measurement capabilities that it has integrated into the latest version of its Stop//Watch anonymous ratings service (note: earlier this week, the company also announced that it had enhanced Stop//Watch in order to enable it to simultaneously offer measurement of both traditional linear-TV consumption and consumption of broadband-delivered services on the TV--see the article published on itvt.com, August 23rd). According to the company, the new...

TiVo Reports Lower Revenues, More Subscriber Losses

--However, Company's Cash Position Remains Strong
TiVo on Wednesday released financial results and subscriber totals for its fiscal second quarter, ended July 31st (note: the company also announced various enhancements to its Stop//Watch ratings service and a new deal with NASDAQ--see the article in this issue): Combined revenues totaled $51.6 million, compared to $57.6 million for the year-ago quarter. Service and technology revenues totaled $42.1 million, down from $48.8 million for the year-ago quarter and from $43.2 million for the prior...

Allo Communications Teams with 180Squared to Launch Microsoft Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service

--Fiber-Based Service Features Interactive TV Caller ID App, Remote DVR Management
Nebraska-based telco, Allo Communications , said Wednesday that it has teamed with 180Squared , a company best known for providing software and integration services for Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform, to launch a Mediaroom-based IPTV service to its customers in western Nebraska (note: last year, Microsoft launched virtualization support for Mediaroom, in a bid to make the platform more cost-effective for smaller operators such as Allo to deploy--see the article published on itvt.com, May 28th, 2009)...

ADB Teams with Top Up TV to Offer Sky Sports 1 and 2, ESPN on its i-CAN Easy HD DVB-T2 Set-Top

--Box also Supports BBC iPlayer
Geneva-based set-top box/digital TV technology provider, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) , on Monday announced a deal with Top Up TV , a company that operates a pay-TV service that supplements the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview. According to the company, the deal will allow users of its i-CAN Easy HD DVB-T2 set-top box (note: i-CAN is a retail brand of ADB) to access Premier League soccer and other sports coverage through Sky Sports 1...

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